“What a day, what a day, what a day”…yesterday was.
Remember I mentioned how happy I was Thursday because the sun had finally come out…and it just made me plain happy? The older I get the more I realize how my feelings are driven by the sun and light…I crave both.
Murphy’s Law…we had a short dip of early morning sunshine yesterday morning (Friday)…which quickly turned cloudy and by lunchtime…rainy from then on out…
Bummer…in the big picture nothing traumatic, of course… but some days (if we are completely truthful) we just don’t feel like being magnanimous about relatively inconsequential things like the weather that we can’t control…We would just rather…well, pout.
But…a pouting day… it was not deemed to be! Sunshine came knocking on my door, beeping in my driveway, calling me on the telephone, texting, emailing …forcing me to put on a genuine happy, sunshiny face. Why? Because everyone brought sunshine in every arena of communication!!!!!
I had already started my own light improvement in the den…by lighting my Holy City (Charleston) candle Susan Swicegood, Kaitlyn’s mom, gave me for Christmas (smells divine!) coupled with lamps and recessed ceiling lights. The darkness was dispelling…and warm scents “cozied” up the den.
But… then the real sunshine slowly began to filter in-people...followed by more light and then more light…and the sunshine was….friends, friends, and more friends.
Mysterious calls started…like Anne asking if it suited to drop by and drop something off for me in the afternoon…(well, YES!) then Susan Overstreet texted and said she was dropping off some soup for her mom, Jane, my longtime friend and neighbor…and would I like some soup too….ham and beans…(SO YUMMY!)…well, YES!)
Then I ended up talking by phone with every one of the Ya’s about the Ya Ya memory post the day before…and it felt SO GOOD… like the sun had landed in the den…especially talking with Jackson, now living in New Jersey, with her family while recuperating from surgery… being able to really talk…girl talk…trash talk, laughter talk and tear talk…deepest friendship talk. The room just kept getting brighter and brighter.
So by the time the doorbell rang…I should have known sunbeams were about to be scattered around my “Happy Room.”
Hummmmm?….!t was Anne and Sherry (our third amigo on the Maine trip)…She and Anne (Sherry calls her husband Bob, “Boo” 1) had come bringing food and gifts for “Boo 2” (you know who? ME!) 🙂
***If all these wonderful “rays of sunshine” continue bringing food..I might be as round as the sun before the pandemic is over. 🙂
Anne and Sherry stopped at the Public Work Art Center and sweet Sherry bought me this beautiful SC pendant necklace (favorite color)…so that the next time (we are aiming for 2222) we are in New England…I will take a little of SC with me!!! Thank you Sherry!!!! I love it and you and Anne for letting the sunshine in.
So until tomorrow….If we really want to let the sunshine in…let friends surround us with their own unique rays…guaranteed to bring a smile brighter than the sun… to one and all. Then we pass the torch of light and do it to someone else…spread sunshine!
*And the best part is…friendship sunshine filters through iPhones, smart phones, texts, emails, masks and social distancing…nothing can keep friendship rays from making our lives brighter.
“Today is my favorite day” Winnie the Pooh